Arab-Malaysian Bank founder murder case transferred to High Court

Arab-Malaysian Bank founder murder case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR - A magistrate's court has transferred a case involving the tow truck operator charged with murdering Arab-Malaysian Bank founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi to a High Court here.

Magistrate Erry Shahriman Nor Aripin granted the application by deputy public prosecutor Wan Shaharudin Wan Ladin to transfer the case under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder faced by Koong Swee Kwan, 44.

Erry Shahriman also allowed an application by DPP Wan Shaha­ru­din to transfer the case under Sec­tion 307 of the same act for attempting to murder the founder's wife Cheong Mei Kuen, 49, to the High Court for a joint trial.

DPP Wan Shaharudin made the application under Section 418A of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Counsel Zamri Idrus and Muhammad Abd Kadir acted for Koong.

Najadi was shot dead while his wife was seriously injured when they emerged from the Kuan Yin temple on July 29.

On Aug 16, taxi driver Chew Siang Chee, 45, who allegedly ferried Koong, claimed trial in a Sessions Court to possessing a pistol and four live bullets.

Chew's case was fixed for decision on Dec 17.

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